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August 29, 2014

Trade Secrets Are Key to Success

Successful businesses not only use patents but also trade secrets to protect their profits.  However, our next guest says many companies do not know how to incorporate trade secret protection into their business practices and that businesses of all sizes can utilize this strategy.

Mike Switzer interviews Connie Jones, an intellectual property attorney with Altus IP in Greenville, SC.

September 01, 2014

New Standardized License Application Helps Business

(This is a repeat of an earlier episode)

Getting a business up and running can be a daunting challenge. Getting financing, establishing a business plan and getting the necessary government licenses and permits can be very confusing. For businesses that have people working in multiple cities and counties, securing the needed business licenses can be especially time-consuming.  To remedy this situation, our next guest's organization has collaborated with others around the state to create a standardized business license application, which she says makes the entire process much more business-friendly.

Mike Switzer interviews Reba Campbell, Deputy Executive Director of the Municipal Association of South Carolina.

September 02, 2014

SC Business Update From John “SwampFox” Warner

A weekly update of the news, events and issues facing South Carolina's business community.

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner founder and CEO of Innoventure, and its Swampfox business news service, based in Greenville, S.C.

September 03, 2014

Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Financial Planner

We regularly receive emails from listeners asking for help picking a financial advisor.  And we always recommend that you interview more than one person before you choose. Today, we are going to help you with questions to ask when interviewing someone to help with your money.

Mike Switzer interviews Chris Beard, a certified financial planner with Gateway Wealth Strategies in Greenville, SC.

September 04, 2014

Columbia Kitchen Incubator Hits Growth Phase

The last time we interviewed our next guest, he had just opened a commercial kitchen incubator for food entrepreneurs in Columbia, SC.  A year and a half ago, they started with just two customers and now they have more than 50.

Mike Switzer interviews Dave Roberts, founder of the DER Kitchen Incubator in Columbia.

September 05, 2014

Unemployed Tech Worker Reconfigures Success

(This is a repeat of an earlier episode)

A Navy veteran and Clemson University graduate, our next guest spent 11 years in the information technology field working with mainframe computers, and then he lost his job when the company he worked for migrated to a new network, eliminating his position. As he searched for jobs, he discovered that even with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, he needed to update his technical skills and certifications. He found some financial aid, enrolled at Greenville Technical College, and on the same day he graduated, he updated his LInkedIn profile, and within three hours, received a phone call for a job interview with a local company. Within 24 hours, he had two job interviews lined up.

Mike Switzer interviews Brian McClure, who is now with CompuCom, a contractor for BMW's North American headquarters in Greer, S.C.

September 10, 2014

It’s Not Just Boeing That’s Fueling SC’s Aerospace Industry Growth

A couple weeks ago, you may have heard our discussion about the recently released aerospace industry impact study on our state's economy.  The numbers were very positive with some of that impact directly due to work being done by our next guest.

Mike Switzer interviews Steve Townes, CEO & founder of Ranger Aerospace in Greenville, SC.

September 18, 2014

Historically Black School in Columbia Hoping for Fiscal Turnaround

Our next guest's learning institution is one of six four-year degree historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina.  And, as with so many others in this category, her's has also been going through some tough times.

Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Lady June Cole, interim president of Allen University in Columbia.


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